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Piers Dryden


Straight forward and experienced, Piers is adept at simplifying complexity and brings a broad approach to solving problems for his clients.

Having worked both onshore and offshore for investment managers, investment funds and public and private companies on both a domestic and international scale; Piers has a wide perspective on transaction management, legal analysis and commercial advice for the benefit of his clients.

Piers works primarily on corporate transactions as well as helping clients with structuring, matters of corporate governance at board and shareholder level, and general regulatory matters. He also has a deep knowledge and experience in the cryptoasset and blockchain space having established a number of cryptoasset investment funds for investment managers offshore and advising on the UK regulatory treatment of cryptoassets and commercial blockchain projects.

Piers enjoys supporting founders, management teams, and investors at every stage of the business lifecycle from early-stage to exit. He is known for getting the job done with the minimum of fuss, providing excellent levels of support, explanation and availability to his clients. He also enjoys making drafting elegant and efficient rather than lengthy and legalistic. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his two beautiful daughters as well as listening to and playing the blues on his guitar or getting out on his bike.

Piers’ Favourite Quotes:

“If you go, you can either win or not win. If you don’t go for it, you definitely won’t win” – Jens Voigt.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you” – BB King.